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One Year Later There's No UT3 Client For Linux

Discussion in 'Unreal Tournament 3' started by GreatEmerald, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. Bi()ha2arD

    Bi()ha2arD Toxic!

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    Well I guess the potential market for iOS is higher than linux and OS X so I guess it makes sense to port for iOS and not the others. It's still pretty lame tho.
     
  2. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    They have an Android port which is essentially a Linux port.
     
  3. HEDRumple

    HEDRumple New Member

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    A more important topic would be "Three Years Later There's Still No Way To Get Rid Of Gamespy."
    :lol:
    There will never be linux support or any other kind of support for this game period.
     
  4. oldkawman

    oldkawman Master of Your Disaster

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    And it's pretty darrn certain epic will never ever try a linux port again. So, that's the end of that thread and any potential future one. We lost and don't even know who to blame.
     
  5. GreatEmerald

    GreatEmerald Khnumhotep

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    I wouldn't be too fast to draw conclusions like that. UE3, probably. UE4, doubtful, I think they will come back to their senses there.
     
  6. d3tox

    d3tox Face down in a pool of his own vomit.

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    QFT!!!!
     
  7. GreatEmerald

    GreatEmerald Khnumhotep

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    Wine 1.3.20 now officially solved the mouse input problem! Now we only need better graphics drivers and we won't need Windows any more.

    Speaking of which, I wonder if UnrealEd works there now.
     
  8. WHIPperSNAPper

    WHIPperSNAPper New Member

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    Why would they want to waste time making a Linux version when all they seem to really care about is consoles and getting into bed with the likes of Gamespy? I won't be at all surprised if they abandon the UT franchise completely and never release a UT4.
     
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  9. Severin

    Severin New Member

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    Thought they had already said as much.
     
  10. GreatEmerald

    GreatEmerald Khnumhotep

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    No, shelving != canning.

    -v: They stated that they were going to hold off making another UT title for a few years. Guess how many years have passed since they said that?
     
  11. KillerSkaarj

    KillerSkaarj Art for swans is dope!

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    Yeah, UT3 is already almost 4 years old! :eek:
     
  12. Severin

    Severin New Member

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    I wouldn't hold your breath on that one. I can see at best the name returning at some point but not the game.
     
  13. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    We'll see. It's probably likely to assume that if Epic were to make a new UT game that got as much time and attention as any of the Gears of War games, was integrated with Steam (or, alternatively, had super amazing custom multiplayer stuff), and was highly affordable a la UT2004, there could yet be a successful UT game today.

    I know for me, one annoyance with UT3 is the horrid Gamespy integration (not that good Gamespy integrations are anything more than horrid, but this was notably bad). This was particularly aggravated by the fact that, not 18 months earlier, Epic had been on this very forum asking what kinds of community features people would like in UT2007 (so named at the time). I wouldn't be surprised to find that not a single one of them was ever implemented, in fact 50% of what UT always prided itself on was non functional (acquiring custom content through the game) and it took almost a year to get it mostly working.

    The UT3 Linux client not existing is just one more notch in an already crowded belt of things that UT3 ended up falling short on, and, while most of the major issues were resolved in the game over a year later, you can't stop a ship with a bunch of holes sinking by building a slightly nicer looking boat on top of it with a bunch of holes in it.
     
  14. GreatEmerald

    GreatEmerald Khnumhotep

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    Now how would that be? Unreal Tournament RPG? :p
     
  15. Severin

    Severin New Member

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    @Sir_Brizz : Pretty much agree with your post. Unfortunately there is no will to do as you described in the first paragraph. Epic is focused on consoles for the foreseeable future. (though BS hopefully has proved to them that going console is not a sure fire cash cow and burning bridges with their PC fans is not such a great idea)

    @GreatEmerald
    Unreal Vertua Tennis Tournament 4 :p

    More seriously they said they are shelving the franchise (unreal not just UT ?)
    As UT has been for its last few incarnations a showcase for their new tech/engines the next one (missing the next gen of consoles) is what 6-7 years away ?
     
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  16. JohnDoe641

    JohnDoe641 Killer Fools Pro Staff Member

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    Three years later and this thread is still going. WTF. :c
     
  17. GreatEmerald

    GreatEmerald Khnumhotep

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    They said UT, not Unreal.
     
  18. d3tox

    d3tox Face down in a pool of his own vomit.

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    I think this would make a great lolcats thread.
     

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  19. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    Excellent Monorail cat.
     
  20. TheIronKnuckle

    TheIronKnuckle What the hell is this "ballin" thing?

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    I posted in this thread twice, on the first page. I've been getting inbox spammed with updates about it ever since :p
     

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